15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.

Other Translations of Deuteronomy 30:15

King James Version

15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

English Standard Version

15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.

The Message

15 Look at what I've done for you today: I've placed in front of you Life and Good Death and Evil.

New King James Version

15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil,

New Living Translation

15 "Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 30:15

Commentary on Deuteronomy 30:15-20

(Read Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

What could be said more moving, and more likely to make deep and lasting impressions? Every man wishes to obtain life and good, and to escape death and evil; he desires happiness, and dreads misery. So great is the compassion of the Lord, that he has favoured men, by his word, with such a knowledge of good and evil as will make them for ever happy, if it be not their own fault. Let us hear the sum of the whole matter. If they and theirs would love God, and serve him, they should live and be happy. If they or theirs should turn from God, desert his service, and worship other gods, that would certainly be their ruin. There never was, since the fall of man, more than one way to heaven; which is marked out in both Testaments, though not with equal clearness. Moses meant that same way of acceptance, which Paul more plainly described; and Paul's words mean the same obedience, on which Moses more fully treated. In both Testaments the good and right way is brought near, and plainly revealed to us.